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Muslim cleric shot dead in northeastern Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) – Gunmen Sunday shot dead a Muslim cleric in northeastern Nigeria who was known for giving sermons condemning the actions of an Islamic sect responsible for a series of violent attacks in recent months. The cleric was killed outside a mosque in the remote northeastern city of Maiduguri when…

Top Muslim cleric calls on soldiers to kill Gaddafi

Follow live updates of the Libyan uprising. Prominent Muslim cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi called on Libyan soldiers to shoot leader Muammar Gaddafi dead, issuing a fatwa saying any soldier with the ability should step up “to rid Libya of” the 41-year leader. “Whoever in the Libyan army is able to shoot…